The mask provides a transparent window that allows people to see the mouths of those wearing it, including when they smile or laugh, which the company says helps improve communication.
“After three years of research, development, and testing, we are thrilled to bring a human-centered mask to everyone who needs it, especially those who can benefit from improved visual communication, such as children, older adults, deaf and hard of hearing people, and those who do not speak the same language,” Allysa Dittmar, President of ClearMask, said in a statement. “The ClearMask™ is well-positioned to join the fight against the current pandemic.”
A box of 24 non-medical grade versions of the mask are available for $67 on the ClearMask website. The regular price is $96.